Rifled barrels and sawing it yourself

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    Rifled barrels and sawing it yourself

    A few questions for the group.

    1. Is it ok to shoot bird or buck shot through a rifled barrel?

    2. Is it a)legal and b)a good idea to saw off a barrel yourself. I know it has to be at 18" in order to be legal length, but is it as simple as hacksawing it or is there any techniques that are recommended?

    Thanks in advance

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    Well ...

    #1. Yes its ok to shoot shot from a rifled barrel but not a steady diet of it. Eventually, the shot will foul the lands and grooves of the rifled barrel. It can be cleaned, never shoot steel shot out of a rifled barrel.

    #2. Yes you can "hacksaw" the barrel if you want it to look that way. Personally, if this is your wish, take it to a gunsmith and he will turn it on a lathe and cut it off and polish it properly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rcher View Post
    Well ...

    #1. Yes its ok to shoot shot from a rifled barrel but not a steady diet of it. Eventually, the shot will foul the lands and grooves of the rifled barrel. It can be cleaned, never shoot steel shot out of a rifled barrel.

    #2. Yes you can "hacksaw" the barrel if you want it to look that way. Personally, if this is your wish, take it to a gunsmith and he will turn it on a lathe and cut it off and polish it properly.

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    +1 on using a gunsmith, if the muzzle is not exactly square with the bore it will never shoot straight.

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    Thanks

    Thanks for the info guys.
    I'll leave it to the pros!

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